Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Update and Good Reads

Just a quick update again. Mister is home again from school. He can't seem to shake off what he's got. His fever broke a couple days ago, but now he's complaining of nausea and dizziness. So, he's resting on the couch and taking it easy. We did, however, manage to finish his science project yesterday. I'll have to take pictures of it when he brings it home. His experiment was to see if the design of a catapult affected its performance. So, we made three catapults from different designs. It was really fun and the best catapult was made from a mouse trap. That thing launched excellent. One catapult was made from popsicle sticks and rubber bands and the other from a clothes pin. The clothes pin one performed the worst. But it was easy and fun to make. Pics to come soon.

Tiny still has a bit of a cough, but she's doing much better and is at school. Hopefully, she'll stay all day. I know she's missed her best friend. I also have a parent-teacher meeting with her teacher today.

Yesterday, I went for my OB check up. It was supposed to be on Monday, but the doc got called to deliver a baby. Anyway, things are looking good. All my bloodwork came back good. I gained another 4 lbs. but still can stay out of maternity clothes. Not bad for my third pregnancy. I heard the little one's heart beat, strong and fast. Talked to the doc about some concerns and questions and decided we would do another ultrasound next month. Hopefully we'll be able to find out what we're having. H and Tiny are definitely going to be there for that. Mister is still deciding, but seemed more interested when I mentioned that he would get out of school for a little while for it if he went. So, in four weeks, we'll know if we'll be using the girl name or boy name we've chosen. And I will also be checking out colors for the nursery. I'm pretty sure that my shower will follow soon after since Nobby said the sex of the baby would determine the shower theme. I can't wait.

I just finished reading a fun, lighthearted book titled "Multiple Choice" by Claire Cook. It was a quick read that had likeable characters and an uncomplicated story. The main character, March Monroe, just sent her daughter off to college and with her son in his teenage years, she decides to return to college. She is required to participate in an internship and chooses to work at a radio station. However, her daughter, who doesn't know her mom returned to school, already interns at the same radio station. There is instant tension between them that results in March realizing a few things about her daughter and also in a successful radio show. It was a nice read that went quickly.
I am also veeery sloooowly reading "The Life of Pi" by Yann Martel. It is about a boy named Pi from India that is filled with questions about religion and his faith. After a shipwreck, he ends up in a lifeboat with a group of zoo animals, including a 450-lb. Bengal tiger. Each day, with their animal companions dwindling with the tiger's appetite, Pi must rely on all his knowledge and faith to survive another 227 days. Martel's writing is so rich in detail that it keeps your attention without overwhelming you. And if all that doesn't attract your interest, the book was based on a true story. Can't beat that.


Hobby said...

Hope Mister's feeling better soon. And yes, your baby shower at the tea room will very much be governed by baby's gender. :D Hee. Am very very excited for you!

Are you sure you don't want to name him/her Rfjkmorb? The Blogger verification generator suggested it... ;)

amisare waswerebeen said...

Yeah, no. I'll stick with something that doesn't sound Klingon.

Something McSomethingkins said...

I was thinking about reading that when I get a chance. So you liked it?